Lewiston’s historic train station to celebrates 100th anniversary

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LEWISTON — The Royal Oak Room, formerly home to Maine Central Railroad, downtown Lewiston’s historic train station, is celebrating its 100th anniversary at a Gatsby-type event on Saturday, Sept. 16.

To commemorate the milestone, the monumental event is planned to honor the past, celebrate the present and toast to a promising future.

The Royal Oak Room invites the public to celebrate the rich history of the landmark property at the Gatsby-themed evening, which will take guests back to a time where gin and jazz were the talk of the town.

There will be live music featuring Mike Willette’s Big Band, swing dance performances and demonstrations, as well as a silent auction, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

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The Royal Oak Room was once the general waiting room for hundreds of train passengers as they traveled to and from Quebec, Boston, New York and points beyond. The property carries a rich history throughout the community.

Many people can still recall stories from their ancestors, including immigrants who arrived at the station as they began their new life in America and soldiers who left for and returned from serving the country during World War II, as well as those embarking on a journey to explore the world.

FMI, tickets:www.royaloakroom.com, 207-333-3242.

The historic Lewiston train depot, now the Royal Oak Room, a wedding and special events venue, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 16.
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